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I just finished this one this morning.

It's not often that I get a chance to give one away. I enjoy it when I do.

I'm pretty pleased with this one. I hope it's new owner will like it too.

Fritz style cane with a quilted cherry shank and handle. The upper portion of the shank is curly maple with raintree wood spacers.

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There's some really nice chatoyance in both the cherry and the maple on this one though the picture doesn't show it well.

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Well done Rodney. The spacers are are a great touch!
 

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Great looking gift. Well done..
 

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You break it down and each step is simple. The hardest part for me is coming up with a pleasing handle shape.

This handle is pretty close to right but is just a touch low in the back for optimum comfort-at least to me. I've refined my shape a little more since I started this one.

The new owner received his stick this morning and he seems pleased with it.

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Putting the curly maple section in to look so good I would imagine is a real skill to get right. And as someone has already said, the spacers really set it all off.
 

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Not really. They're just 45* cuts made while everything is still square.

Planning ahead makes it easier.

Cut your parts at 90*, drill the holes in the ends for your dowels, bolts, whatever you want to join the sections with-in this case 3/8" diameter all-thread - then when you're done drilling cut your 45* angles. It's much easier to center the drill bit and keep it from wandering that way.

It doesn't hurt to have some way to keep the sections aligned when you glue them together.

It's a little trickier to get the angles right with a natural shank but not bad. You just have to adjust your setup to align with the stick's vertical center line instead of the stick's surface.

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